McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,282 at the 2020 census. Of this, 1,644 were in Washington County, and 638 were in Allegheny County.

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council and an appointed borough manager/secretary-treasurer. The borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at-large.

The borough is served by the Fort Cherry School District.



2023 McDonald Summer Tennis Lessons

Lessons are from June 13th to August 3rd. Classes for ages 5 years thru adults. Lessons are at Heritage Park.  Click here for information flyer  Click here to Download registration form


Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day Parade

American Legion McDonald Post 485 welcomes you to honor those who have died serving our country. A Memorial Day Parade will take place at 11am along Lincoln Avenue with a memorial service at the McDonald Honor Roll at the Legion Hall at the end of the parade.  Parade lineup is at 4th Street and Grant and will continue along Lincoln Avenue through town and end at the American Legion.  Everyone is invited to come watch the parade through town and to attend a short memorial service at the Honor Roll. 


Saturday, June 3rd – McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sale

McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sales averages over 50+ yard sales each year, and last year we had an additional 20+ vendors at the park. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday June 3rd. For additional details see or McDonaldPennsylvania’s Facebook page.
This will be our 8th year holding this event, and last year’s was the biggest so far. Not only can residents have a yard sale at their home, but we also have a space for out-of-towners to come and sale at Heritage Park (this was a big turn out last year). Vendors and Crafters welcome! Please call (412) 398-4258 to register.
A Family Summer Kick-Off Party sponsored by Heritage Library is happening at Heritage Park from 11am to 4pm. Car Cruise, DJ, Food Trucks, Kid’s Games. 
There is also a pancake breakfast at the McDonald Trail Station from 8am to 12pm happening in town that day. Eat-shop, shop-eat.
A map of the registered yard sales will be available a few days prior to the event. Click here for event flyer


Saturday, June 3rd – National Trail Day Pancake Breakfast

McDonald Trail Station. 8am to 12pm. $8 for adults, children 10 and under $4. Please call (724) 926-4617 for more information


Saturday, June 3rd – Family Summer Kick Off Party

Sponsored by Heritage Public Library.  11am to 4pm inside Heritage Park.  Food Trucks, Free Giveaways, Kid’s Games, Basket Raffles, DJ, Car Cruise.  Please call (724) 926-8400 with questions. Click here for event flyer


Saturday, June 3rd – Cruisin’ Car Cruise

Event by Cruisin’ Classics Pittsburgh, PA.  11am to 4pm inside Heritage Park.  Free dash plaque to the first 50 cars. Fun family event. All Classic & Custom Cars welcome.  DJ Dan Brown playing music all day. Activities for the kids, 50/50 charity raffle, basket raffles.  Cars may start arriving at 10:30. Free admission. No registration fee. Food trucks will be available.


Monday, June 5th – Monthly Council Meeting

McDonald Borough Council June Meeting.  All meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the McDonald Borough Building. An agenda will be posted on the agenda page of this website when available and at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

This is the invite for the June 2023 McDonald Borough Monthly Meeting if you opt to participate virtually.  When it comes time to join the meeting, please use the link below that says “Click here to join the meeting” on your smartphone or PC.

                The Teams app will launch and allow you to join as a guest

                When the browser window presents with three (3) options, select the option to Continue in Browser… and provide your name as a guest



Saturday, June 17th – McMovie Summer Kickoff

Movie in the park. More details to come!


Saturday, July 15th – McMovie Night

Movie in the park.  (Christmas in July theme) More details to come!


September – Music in the Park

Dates to be determined. More details to come!



McDonald Trash Collection  – Effective July 1st, 2022 McDonald trash collection will be serviced by County Hauling.  Regular trash collection will be every Wednesday and recycling pickup is every other week.  If you need to contact County Hauling, phone number (724) 929-7694 or email

Keep updated on McDonald Boro news on Facebook; “McDonaldPennsylvania”.

MS4 Compliance Documentation – OUR PETS & STORMWATER POLLUTION Help prevent pet-waste pollution. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MS4 Compliance Documentation – CAR WASHING POLLUTION PREVENTION Protecting fish and other aquatic life from harmful pollutants. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MS4 Compliance Documentation – FALL FOLIAGE FOULS STORMWATER RUNOFF Reap the benefits of proper leaf disposal. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Freedom Transit) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons (Coal Street),  Giant Eagle (Station Street), and Heritage Library (4th Street). Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n’ Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service operates Monday thru Friday 6:45a.m. – 7:30p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit

Parking in the Borough on Saturdays and Sundays is free at all meters.